Ohio cancels e-voting for now

Wired News are reporting in their sidebar that Ohio's e-voting machines are replaced with optical-scan machines. Better late than never!

The full text from Wired:

Ohio may be the home of Diebold, the most prominent manufacturer of touch-screen voting machines, but the Buckeye State is jumping off the e-voting bandwagon, at least for now. Secretary of State J. Kenneth Blackwell ordered all counties to be using optical-scan machines (which provide paper ballots) by next November's election, the Toledo Blade reported Thursday. Blackwell, who had threatened to pull the plug on e-voting machines prior to the presidential election, said he was acting because not one of the machines is “certified under Ohio's standards and rules.” A lot of Democrats are probably wishing he had pulled the trigger a bit sooner.